Vegetable Deluxe Soup with Nut Butter

One of the nutritionists from Mission Nutrition came up with this amazing soup recipe and I make it all the time!


  • 5 large Carrots – peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 large Parsnips– peeled and roughly chopped
  • ¼ large Pumpkin peeled and roughly chopped (approx 600g)
  • 1 large kumara peeled and choppped (approx 400g)
  • 1 large bunch of Spinach- thoroughly washed
  • 4 tbsp of smooth peanut butter
  • 8 cups of vegetable or chicken stock


Place all the vegetables apart from the spinach in a large pan and cover with the stock

Bring to the boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for approximately 40 minutes or until vegetables are very soft and starting to breaking up

Add the spinach and cook for another 5 minutes

Remove from the heat, add the peanut butter and blend. Yes, it does sound like an odd addition, but it is essential and tastes AMAZING!

Serve it up

  • Add a dollop of natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley to serve

Top tip

  • This is a Low FODMAP soup which is great for those with Irritable Bowel syndrome.
  • Ideally, use a homemade stock or if you use ready made, opt for a reduced salt variety